US reports that a Russian military satellite has burnt down
Russian spacecraft Kosmos-2430, which is part of the missile attack warning system Oko, has ceased its orbital existence on January 5th, TASS reported , with reference to the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) data.
According to the data, the satellite deorbited and burned down in the atmosphere. According to unconfirmed data, connection with Kosmos-2430 was lost back in 2012-2014, at the end of the satellite life span.
The spacecraft was launched into space on October 23, 2007, from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome by the Monlniya-M carrier rocket and was intended to track the launch of intercontinental ballistic missiles from US territories.
Currently, Russia is forming a new space warning system for missile attacks. The satellite Tundra, the first in the new system, was launched into orbit in 2015.